Re: Color Schemes for Tables in Documentation

Subject: Re: Color Schemes for Tables in Documentation
From: "Edwin Skau" <eddy -dot- skau -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 17:18:37 +0530

Sorry, I meant two pages per sheet. Folks often print out two pages per
sheet to save the trees (well, yes...)
Reverse text often doesn't show up too well on something reduced to this


On Jan 10, 2008 5:25 PM, Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> wrote:

> Edwin Skau wrote:
> >Whatever color scheme you use, get a black-and-white printout to see what
> it looks like, also get a two-sheets-to-a-page output for good measure.
> That
> is probably how many readers will read your documents in hard copy unless
> you offset print it.<
> Hi Edwin,
> I agree about the BW printout as most readers will read laser printouts of
> the manual, and most laser printers are not color. However, I am confused
> by
> "two-sheets-per-page?" Are you talking about double-sided printing, or
> cramming two sheets on a standard 8-1/2 by 11 inch page (or equivalent)?
> Double sided printouts are okay if your printer has duplexing capability;
> otherwise, it's a pain, and repaginating is even a bigger pain. I think
> most
> readers will just print single-sided copies because it's easier.
> Al Geist
> Technical Writing, Help, Marketing Collateral, Web Design and Award
> Winning
> Videos
> Voice/Msg: 802-872-9190
> Cell: 802-578-3964
> E-mail: al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com
> URL: (Online portfolio and resume)
> See also:
> URL: (Fine art photographic prints for home or
> office and beautiful note cards for all occasions.)
> " ... I walked to work, quit my job, and kept walking. Better to be a
> pilgrim without a destination, I figured, than to cross the wrong
> threshold
> every day." (Anon)

Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include support for Windows Vista & 2007
Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more.

True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical
documentation. Boost your productivity!

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

I need help: From: Zen C
RE: I need help: From: Dori Green
Re: I need help: From: Bill Swallow
Re: I need help: From: John Hedtke
Color Schemes for Tables in Documentation: From: Keith Hansen
Re: Color Schemes for Tables in Documentation: From: Edwin Skau
RE: Color Schemes for Tables in Documentation: From: Al Geist

Previous by Author: Re: Color Schemes for Tables in Documentation
Next by Author: Re: MS Word 2003 - Working without a template
Previous by Thread: RE: Color Schemes for Tables in Documentation
Next by Thread: Re: I need help

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads

Sponsored Ads